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Pittsburgh Beginning Pennsylvania Railroad Fort Prince George 1754

£2,500.00

Original vintage travel advertising poster published by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company to promote its services to Modern Pittsburgh featuring a colourful illustration by the notable American artist N. C. Wyeth (Newell Convers Wyeth; 1882-1945), entitled Pittsburgh in the Beginning depicting an historic meeting between British soldiers and Native American Indians at Fort Prince George on the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers (the first of five forts built to control the "Forks of the Ohio") established February 17, 1754 with the men standing below a flag pole, holding their hands up in a peaceful sign of greeting with kayaks pulled up into the snow by the fork of the Ohio river and snowy mountains visible in the background, the text above and below in stylised black and red letters with the Pennsylvania Railroad Company logo (the Pennsylvania Railroad PRR or "Pennsy" was founded in 1846, merging with New York Central NYC in 1968 to form the Penn Central Transportation Company). Lithographed in U.S.A. Very good condition, restored tear on bottom margin, backed on linen.

Country
USA
Year
1930s
Style
Travel Posters
Artist
N. C. Wyeth
Size (cm)
104x70.5
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